Publication details [#9533]

Trömel-Plötz, Senta. 1979. 'Männer sind eben so': Eine linguistische Beschreibung von Modalpartikeln aufgezeigt an der Analyse von dt. 'eben' und engl. 'just'. In Weydt, Harald, ed. Die Partikeln der deutschen Sprache. Walter de Gruyter. pp. 318–334.
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Article in book
Publication language
Language as a subject


Presents an analysis of German 'eben' and English 'just'. Shows that the use of these particles makes a representative speech act into a kind of categorical and axiomatic statement. Gives evidence from psychotherapeutic discourse that these particles can also be used to express helplessness.